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The Society is currently relocating its headquarters to Nashville, TN. We appreciate your patience during this exciting transition, and we will respond to your request as soon as we can.


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AJS announces Russell Carparelli as the new Executive Director

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Founded in 1913, the American Judicature Society is an independent, nonpartisan, membership organization working nationally to protect the integrity of the American justice system. AJS’s diverse and broadly based membership – including judges, lawyers and members of the public – promotes fair and impartial courts through research, publications, education and advocacy for judicial reform. The work of AJS focuses primarily on judicial ethics, judicial selection, access to justice, criminal justice reform, and the jury system. AJS membership is open to anyone who supports the improvement  of the nation's courts.

AJS History

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What's New at AJS


2013 OPPERMAN AWARD WINNER ANNOUNCED - September 5, 2013

Honorable Simeon Acoba, Justice of the Supreme Court of Hawaii, has been selected to receive the Ninth Annual Dwight D. Opperman Award for Judicial Excellence from the American Judicature Society. 

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AMERICAN JUDICATURE SOCIETY AND VANDERBILT LAW SCHOOL ANNOUNCE AFFILIATION - June 2, 2013

The American Judicature Society and Vanderbilt Law School announce an affiliation agreement that will result in joint educational programming, publications and new research. In addition, AJS will relocate from Des Moines, Iowa, to the Vanderbilt campus in Nashville.

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SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE AND PHILADELPHIA INDQUIRER REPORTERS TO RECEIVE NATIONAL JOURNALISM AWARD - June 24, 2013

Staff writer Bob Egelko of the San Francisco Chronicle and a team of reporters for the Philadelphia Inquirer have been named joint recipients of the American Judicature Society’s Toni House Journalism Award. The award recognizes outstanding reporting that enhances public understanding of the courts and contributes to improvements in the administration of justice.

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AJS STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF DWIGHT D. OPPERMAN - June 14, 2013

The American Judicature Society mourns the passing of Dwight D. Opperman, Distinguished Lifetime Director and unparalleled supporter of AJS. Read the full statement

 

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AJS Editorial

 

Social Networks and the Judiciary

If a judge decides the benefits of using online social media outweigh the risks, the “connected” judge must take whatever steps are necessary to prevent online socializing from undermining the integrity and impartiality of the judicial office.

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Posted 5/15/2013